MY daily reflection and prayer:
Friday, October 7, 2016
The Twenty-Seventh Week in Ordinary Time
Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary
Dear my friends,
Here is the Gospel for us today according to St. Luke 11:15-26
When Jesus had driven out a demon, some of the crowd said, “By the power of Beelzebul, the prince of demons, he drives out demons.” Others, to test him, asked him for a sign from heaven. But he knew their thoughts and said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself will be laid waste and house will fall against house. And if Satan is divided against himself, how will his kingdom stand? For you say that it is by Beelzebul that I drive out demons. If I, then, drive out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your own people drive them out? Therefore they will be your judges. But if it is by the finger of God that I drive out demons, then the Kingdom of God has come upon you. When a strong man fully armed guards his palace, his possessions are safe. But when one stronger than he attacks and overcomes him, he takes away the armor on which he relied and distributes the spoils. Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters. When an unclean spirit goes out of someone, it roams through arid regions searching for rest but, finding none, it says, ‘I shall return to my home from which I came.’ But upon returning, it finds it swept clean and put in order. Then it goes and brings back seven other spirits more wicked than itself who move in and dwell there, and the last condition of that person is worse than the first.”
This is the Gospel of the Lord. Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ.
THE Gospel today tells us that after Jesus had driven out a demon, some of the crowd tested and asked him for a sign from heaven. Unfortunately, they did not want to know and did not want to believe that Jesus Christ himself is the sign from heaven, the living presence of God with us.
Surely, his casting out a demon already testifies that he can do what no one else can do. It proves that he is even not only the sign of God but also the Son of God.
In the Perpetual Adoration of the Eucharist, we adore Jesus Christ who presents the Kingdom of Heaven! He is the light, replacing darkness. This must bring joy and warmth to our soul. Do still ask more sign than his life of Christ?
Let’s pray: Lord Jesus Christ, we trust in you as the sign of God from heaven. We know that you are knocking at the door of our heart. We ask you to come in and make our soul your dwelling place now and forever. Amen.